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Venison, AKA Bambi, Balls


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What’s cooking?  More wild game of course! As we come together this holiday weekend with family and friends, there is no better way to celebrate than with food.  I discovered The Meatball Shop in NYC three years ago and was delighted to learn they also have wild game recipes because they have a hunter friend. If ever in the Big Apple do yourself a favor and check out the shop – delicious!  In the meantime, here’s a recipe I’ve adapted for Venison, AKA Bambi, Meatballs – Whitney

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Drizzle the olive oil into a 9×13-inch  baking dish and use your hands or a paper towel to evenly coat the entire surface.  Set aside.

Combine the butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler and melt over medium heat...

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The Sportswoman’s Reading List


Stuck in a rut or don’t know what to read?  Get ready for the next season with these great reads:

sportswoman book list

Call to the Mild by Lily Raff McCalou
A story of transformation from big city dweller to country gun-slinger.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
One woman’s powerful story about finding herself while solo hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
One family’s history is intertwined with fly fishing in Montana.

Beyond Fair Chase by Jim Pozewitz
A to the point read about the ethics of hunting from preparation to shooting to care after the shot.

The Total Outdoorsman Manual by T. Edward Nickens
A how-to manual for everything in the outdoors from tying a cleat hitch to flagging geese.

Girl Hunter by Georgia Pellegrini
A chef becomes a hunter and catalogs her adventures...

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The Ultimate Deer Harvest Chart



Did you harvest a deer this year?  If you butcher it properly, the meat can last you up to a year.  Check out the chart below for a further guide to butchering and make sure  to store and hang the meat in a cool and dry environment that is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Meat should hang for at least five days to ensure the meat gets tender.







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Recipe: Italian Venison Sausage Lasagna

Italian Venison Sausage Lasagna
Serves 8
This recipe is DYNAMITE. No access to venison? Substitute ground Italian sausage - it still tastes great!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 30 min
  1. 1 pound ground pork
  2. 2 pounds ground Italian venison sausage or ground Italian sausage
  3. 1 chopped onion
  4. 1 head of garlic, chopped (a head is the whole thing)
  5. 1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  6. 1 8-ounce can of tomato sauce
  7. 1 can of tomato paste
  8. 1 cup red wine
  9. 2 tablespoons sugar
  10. 1/4 cu...
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